Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York Oxford University Press, ISBN ; ISBN . China in the 21st Century has ratings and 52 reviews. Ryanofthenorth said: Concise survey that hits some of the highlights of Chinese history and cul. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey Wasserstrom Oxford University Press stars. Alexandre HuiBonHoa.

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Is it China for Dummies?

There are times when the method proves to be successful with questions such as “is Mao seen in China as someone who made errors? Nov 13, Marilyn rated it liked it Shelves: Copyright Neil Weinstock Netanel. The strength of the book lies in the fact that the author clearly strives to be objective. There are some interesting points which are totally out of my mind. Further Reading at the back of the book points 21sy a wide selection of books that will take you a long time to get through.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Although limited at times, the book’s succinct information sets the basis for more focused, in-depth books on Chinese history. This was a very good introduction to the country of China. Praise for previous editions: Quick, clear, and a nice general overview.

China in the 21st Century

Paperbackpages. The blog tracks trends in what is going on in China and how China is being written about. I’m about 18 months late in reading it, so my experience is somewhat different now than it would have been then–experience and perspective under my belt. Yoga ball murderer was a manipulative, bullying husband: Women’s Sports Jaime Schultz.


Militating strongly against this eventuality is how diligently the PRC has been learning from the experiences of both Taiwan and South Korea growing middle class and how as examples of authoritarian states that were democratized under pressure from professional and entrepreneurs as the CCP worked tirelessly to learn how to avoid wasserstrmo these scenarios.

China in the 21st Century by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Wasserstrom and Cunningham give you all you need to know to start understanding China. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. The first half of the book attempts to present contemporary China in the context of its longer history, although the pre-Maoist history is quite weak and frankly shoddy.

What Everyone Needs to Know, Jeffrey Wasserstrom provides cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding the newest superpower and offers a framework for understanding its meteoric rise. I centry this book within reach at cenhury times. What Everyone Needs to Know, Jeffrey Wasserstrom provides cogent answers to th The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: I felt like I was reading the model answer to one of his course final exams He’s a History professor: Jul 27, Matthew Green rated it liked it.

The rest of the book gives a nuanced perspective of China not as a homogeneous society but one that is at root more respectful of the diversity of its population in spite of the overwhelming Han majority. Leaving for the Rising Sun Jiang Wu.


Nov 19, Luke rated it liked it Shelves: Sunday, 04 August, This book is definitely a must-read if you want to learn more on this topic. In this fully revised and updated third edition of China in the 21st Century: However, don’t take the author’s interpretations as gospel. A New History of the World “It is difficult to be concise, clear, and correct all at the same time.

Good quick summary on relevant episodes of Chinese history to understand China currently. Wasserstrom, a Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, is a modern Chinese social and cultural historian, with a strong interest in connecting China’s past to its present and placing both into comparative and global perspective.

Hi-tech trends aasserstrom Readers new to the subject couldn’t start in a better place.

See 1 question about China in the 21st Century‚Ķ. It is only after the question “is the Chinese Communist Party a new dynasty? Books by Jeffrey N. Balance Trump, cosy up to China, Koreas: Dec 17, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not a substitute for real academic writing on contemporary China.

I definitely feel more informed about Chinese history, misconceptions people in the US have about China and issues and problems facing China after reading this book.